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Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation

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Ecological Society America

Urban Ecology Symposiuum

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About me

I am a 5th year Ph.D. Candidate in the Kartzinel Lab at Brown University studying host-microbiome interactions of small mammals in Kenya. 

We live in a microbial world! Although individuals are constantly bombarded by microbes, an individual's microbiome is almost always distinct from the surrounding pool of microbes. I am interested in how host filtering processes result in producing the individualized microbiome, and how that results in microbiome patterns across evolutionary scales.

I recently revamped my website so stay tuned!

Past

RISD Students visited the Kartzinel Lab

January 22, 2020

See Kartzinel Lab highlight 

Massachusetts Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation "MassPARC"

12/11/2019

It was a fun day learning about various herp projects throughout New England.

We got the cover of PNAS

November 19, 2019

Kartzinel TR, Hsing J, Musili PM, Brown BRP†, Pringle RM. 2019. Covariation of diet and gut microbiome in African megafauna. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1905666116.​ [Open Access] Press: Brown University , Princeton

Diamondback Terrapin Working Group Conference

10/11-10/13/2019

Undergrad mentee presented work at the Diamondback Terrapin Working Group conference. Work is in collaboration with Wetlands Institute. Won 2nd place for poster presentation: Comparison of methods for surveying diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) populations in tidal creeks.

Spent the day at the Barrington Land Trust

06/2019

10/4-10/4/2019

WiSTEM Symposium hopes to mitigate Gender-related inequities in STEM

Evolution Conference

6/21-6/25/2019

I rocked my first Evolution talk! Evolution meetings will always have a special place in my heart. It was the first large science meeting I attended as an undergrad, and Evolution 2019 was my third time attending. Through the process of poster making for Evol 2013 and 2016 and talk preparation for Evol 2019, I have been able to track my growth as a scientist and an individual. Hopefully, I can attend future meetings!

Gordon Conference

6/16-6/21/2019

Gordon Conference Animal-Microbe Symbioses. Don't hesitate if you have any questions about my poster. Also, shout out to Sophia-- a student at Rhode Island of Design for rodent paintings.

Attended the Animal Movement Conference at Yale University

5/13/2019

This was a lab trip.

Jupyter/Binder hackathon at UC Davis

5/7-5/2019

Attended the Speeding up Science" Jupyter/Binder hackathon at UC Davis. Funding provided by the Gordon & Betty Moore Foundation.

DADA2 Lab Meeting

1/29/2019

I hosted lab meeting coding session on DADA2 metabarcode analysis pipeline link

Guest Lecture at the Rhode Island School of Design

11/12/2018

Passed qualifying examination

10/01/2018

Quals almost kicked my butt. With the support of my committee, I got through it.